“If I didn’t fall in love with music for me, I wouldn’t be able to make music others can feel,” says Morgan Wade, a Floyd, Virginia native, who in mid-March, released her debut album, Reckless. She cut the album with world-renowned engineer/producer Paul Ebersold and Sadler Vaden, a well-respected musician (i.e., lead guitarist for Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit) and budding producer who heard Wade’s voice at a festival and felt compelled to collaborate.
Renée Wahl is many things. She’s a teacher, a former member of the Air Force, a DIY mechanic, and a home repair go-getter. Her adventurous spirit keeps her busy, but not too busy for music. In 2019, she released a Stuart Mathis-produced record titled Cut to the Bone. Today, DittyTV is proud to premiere a new music video in support of that album called, “Meds,” which takes an honest look at Renée’s relationship with prescription medications
Carsie Blanton is set to release her new album Love & Rage this Friday, April 30, an album which she says is meant to be a soundtrack for the people who are doing the tedious and grueling work of revolution. Blanton writes anthems for a world worth saving. Inspired by artists including Nina Simone and John Prine, her songs swing blithely from sultry jazz ballads to pop-punk protest anthems, all with an equal dose of
We at DittyTV love connecting with international artists. For the DittyTV Concert Series alone, we’ve recorded artists from Australia, Ireland, the Philippines, Croatia, Israel, and Finland, just to name a few. It’s not uncommon to find artists abroad who have a mighty large affinity for American music and whose dream is to come tour and even live in the States. What’s less common is to find an American expat, making music, and making a living abroad. One such artist
Turner Cody is a kaleidoscopic songwriter. His poetry has always come first—whether spun into the raw, sparse bedroom-style tapes of his early lo-fi, anti-folk days in New York, or the more groove-based French indie-minimalist sound of his new recordings with backing band The Soldiers of Love. His writing shines in the great American songcraft tradition of the country and folk predecessors he admires, from Woody Guthrie to Hank Williams to Townes Van Zandt. Evoking shades
On March 26th, Tower of Power, a band that emerged in the late ’60s playing a dynamic blend of horn-driven R&B, soul, funk, and pop, released its new album 50 Years of Funk & Soul – Live at the Fox Theater. We asked members of the band 5 Questions about that new record, whether the Biden administration will make “Soul Vaccination” its official anthem, and more. 5 Questions with Tower of Power’s Emilio Castillo, Dave
Tab Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou Records has just released an impressively reimagined acoustic version of Alastair Greene’s “Bayou Mile,” a song from Greene’s recent album The New World Blues. The album has garnered rave reviews, debuting at #3 on Billboard, climbing major radio charts, and getting heavy airplay on SiriusXM Radio. “Bayou Mile was the first song I fully co-wrote with Tab Benoit for my album The New World Blues,” says California native Alastair Greene. “It
Ted Russell Kamp‘s upcoming LP Solitaire (5/7) will be his 13th full-length release. DittyTV is honored to offer the World Premiere of the record’s latest video single, “You Can Go To Hell, I’m Going To Texas,” plus a 5 Questions interview covering what it was like working with videographer Deb Littel, how even co-writing remotely can be cathartic, where Ted finds inspiration and more. 1) You’ve got some co-writes on this album with powerful songwriters
Spotlight on Adam and David Moss, the twin brother duo known as The Brother Brothers. It’s been three years since this entrancing act released its debut album, Some People I Know. And now, the acclaimed Brooklyn-based band returns this Friday (4/16) with Calla Lily, a smartly crafted collection of songs that were cut at Bear Creek Studio in Washington state. If you love naturally perceptive songwriting and harmony-fueled folk music, Calla Lily has what you’re
This Friday, Athens, GA-based The Pink Stones will deliver their debut album Introducing…The Pink Stones via the New West Records imprint Normaltown Records. DittyTV recommends you get to know this good-timin’ group of country-rockers, so we’re jump-starting that initiative by offering this 5 Questions segment as well as an exclusive live performance video to watch below. 5 Questions with Hunter Pinkston of The Pink Stones 1) First, congratulations on the new album releasing this Friday.